Ceiling Fan Wiring


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Old 02-16-21, 04:09 PM
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Ceiling Fan Wiring

I am replacing a fan/light wall control switch with a Harbor Breeze Model # 41180. I have only two black wires (in addition to the ground) in the electrical box. My new control has three wires in addition to the ground: "AC in L"; "to motor"; and "for light". Do the "to motor" and "for light" both connect to the wire going to the fan/light and then the "AC in L" to the power source? Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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Old 02-16-21, 09:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

It sounds like you had an electronic controller that sent commands to a receiver in the fan via the power wiring. The new one you are trying to install will not work there. You only have power to the fan...... not fan and light.

You need to stay with a two wire control (ground is not counted). It's part # UC9051T. It's available from many places. The link is just an example........ UC9051T wired remote control.
 
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Old 02-17-21, 08:53 AM
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OK, good to know. Thank you!
 
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Old 02-17-21, 12:52 PM
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Just to add one more thing.... these controls use DIP switch programming. It should be on the back of the control. Instead of having to locate the code inside the fan..... look at the old remote and copy the code from there.

It should look something like this.....
 
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Old 02-17-21, 11:19 PM
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I had not thought of that...thanks!
 
 

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